Women Of London is a walking tour company created by female tour guides who, after many years of Tour guiding around London, felt the need for a company that approaches London’s history through the achievements of Women.
They started running tours over International Women’s Day last year and felt so inspired, the women we usually spoke about on our normal walking tours were rarely presented in the best light, for example the ‘victims of Jack the Ripper’ or Henry VIIIs six wives.
The ‘positive’ women we spoke about happened to be Queens of Suffragettes and even within their history there are question marks over the reputation of some of the figures. Running Women’s History Tours is not just a breath of fresh air for us as guides but to people who visit London.
We want to show that London is more than Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament and instead everywhere you look are marks that Women left on its history.
Their first tour (which is available to book now); the Women of Westminster, focuses on the monuments of women in Literature, Nurses, Monarchy, War, Politics and as campaigners and reformers, it is just one of many tours planned to have available to everyone and anyone who wants to learn about Women’s History.
They will be launching a Women of the East End tour on the 1st of April 2019, which will cover the stories of Mary Wollstonecraft, Sylvia Pankhurst, the forming of Toynbee Hall, the Women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper and how as women the were left with very little options in terms of their lifestyle, as well as speaking about the Match Strike of 1888 and its larger impact on London’s Trade Union movement.
The women who lead these tours are very excited to be lucky enough to spend their days reading about great women in books written by many female historians, we have already received some great feedback and are in conversation with many charities who work with Women about collaboration throughout the year to inspire young people across the country to see and enjoy Women’s history.
- Website: www.womenoflondon.org.uk
- Facebook Page: @WomenOfLDN
- Instagram: WomenOfLDN
- Twitter: WomenOfLDN – watch out for ‘OnthisdayinWomensHistory’ Tweets
More links for women travellers…
- Tours for Women around the World
- Tour Companies run by Women around the World
- Accommodation for Women around the World
- Women who are Local Tour Guides
- Retreat Places for Women Around the World
- Tours which include Retreat Themes